Here Comes the Bride, Houston TX
Here’s a before and after look at one of my favorite photos from Cara and Keyl’s Houston wedding. The wedding ceremony was held at the magnificent St. Lukes United Methodist church in downtown Houston. The photo on the right was processed in Lightroom 4, where I tried to correct the color balance issue, but could never quite the color just right. This church had natural lighting towards the altar, but it was filtered through stain glass and mixed with artificial light from above, creating a strange mix of colors. So instead of spending too much time try to correct the color, I took it into Photoshop and created the black and white photo you see on the left. What do you think?
I often write about my techniques, but now that I have Photoshop and know how to make collages with ease, I decided to show you. I would say this is one of the more heavily processed of my wedding photos. To me, the altar area is too bright in the original and it immediately attracts the eye to the piano player, and not Cara, the bride. Since I want the bride to be the focus, I darkened everything in the photo except her. Then I lightened up the cross and priest so that the eye is drawn to a vertical line leading from the bottom left rows of pews, all the way up to the top of the cross. And of course I had to get rid of the chandelier in the top left corner. That’s my thought process, what is yours?
I was very lucky to assist the amazing Sarah Williams and the Silhouette Studio for Cara and Keyl’s Houston wedding. Check out Sarah’s blog post
for more awesome photos from this wedding!
Critiques are always welcome.
Daily photo: May 7, 2013, taken April 20, 2013
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